From the Blog
The Define American team extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Define American cofounder and board cochair Jake Brewer, who was tragically killed during a charity bicycle ride in Maryland on September 19th.
There are those who say that "alien" is a perfectly fine, neutral term, and that anyone who finds it offensive is playing word police and should just check the dictionary.
This isn't about being overly sensitive. It's about creating a society where people aren't defined by societal prejudices.
“Get out of the country, you illegals!” I yelled at the top of my lungs from the backseat of the car my friend was driving. “We don’t want you here!” You may never guess that a member of Jose Antonio Vargas’s Define American organization, which aims to create a more welcoming culture for immigrants, once yelled insults at Latino day laborers as a teenager. Furthermore, you may also never guess I am Latino myself, and that my father was once an undocumented immigrant.
Directed by Define American Founder, Jose Antonio Vargas